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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 8, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ever changing fanbase of the DEAD...?

With respect to ditties, I did like Pressed Rat & Warthog, so I guess I am being inconsistent...ah well, Rob is disdainful of consistency anyway.

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 9, 2010 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ever changing fanbase of the DEAD...?

Where do you stand on 'Mother's Lament' ? Unsurpassed Cockney anfem innit ? 'People who bought this item also bought this'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axm8c2ble0U&;feature=related

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 8, 2010 6:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ever changing fanbase of the DEAD...?

The words to their original songs were usually obscure and often goofy, and weren’t written by the three themselves. What made them truly great was their cohesive capacity to jam together.

I have no intention of furthering a highjack of your original post (albeit knowing the subject matter wouldn’t bother you !) yet I had this thought, and maybe we can return to this in a future (non-dead) thread. My experience with Cream has only been through the albums, and I did pick up a used copy of the box set a few years ago, and of course the fantastic reunion dvd. I’m not too knowledgeable, (I did give it a brief search effort) but I’d imagine many of the tracks on the studio albums were likely rarely performed in live performances. Possibly the cover songs they performed were more favored. I have not had the pleasure of hearing recordings of shows like you have reported before – and I am rapidly losing track of what I was trying to say. To be continued... :)

Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop.
They didn’t want to, ‘twas all they had got.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fHO5cCfI04

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ever changing fanbase of the DEAD...?

Cream performed few of their studio tracks live. Most of Fresh Cream, those were their 'core' tunes, and just a few additions from Disraeli & Wheels.
The live tracks on the box set actually cover almost every song they did live. In their early days they did a few others, but their setlists were generally the same few songs over & over. Just the music changed....

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 9, 2010 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ever changing fanbase of the DEAD...?

This place can flip between scholarship, facebook, comedy and chaos.

Scholarship. I felt ok leaving you with the last word.
Facebook. I wonder(ed) if I should post a reply. (A ‘thank you’ would be redundant.)
Comedy. My therapist tells me it’s ok to keep trying.
Chaos. Fail every time. But I so want to be one of the gang.

Thanks.